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Colonel Hervé Piccirillo, CISM President, appointed as member of the Sport and Active Society Commission of the International Olympic Committee

 

 

LAUSANNE (SUI) – On May 13, 2019, the International Military Sports Council was informed by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the CISM President Colonel Hervé Piccirillo was appointed as member of the Sport and Active Society Commission of the IOC.

The Sport and Active Society Commission advises the IOC Session, the IOC Executive Board and the IOC President on all the activities of the Olympic Movement that are related to using sport to improve physical activity in the population, giving access to sport as a right for all, and on engaging in sports activities with a special focus on youth.

Olympic Agenda 2020 reflects the fact that sport is more important in society than ever, and increasing activity and engagement in sport in society should be a key goal of governments and non-governmental agencies throughout the world.

 

 

The responsibilities of the Sport and Active Society Commission are to:

  • Give input on relevant activities related to the implementation of Olympic Agenda 2020 specifically related to promoting an active life style in society, with a focus on youth;

  • Engaging society in sport and work with various parties to build on the sport legacy of the Olympic Games and major events to get the wider community active;

  • Facilitate synergies among various organisations, which work to increase the accessibility of sport as a right for all.

 

(Source: CISM Media and Communication Department and www.olympic.org)

 

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